Keyboardist Renhui Goh is the winner of the prestigious George Duke Keyboard Scholarship at Musicians Institute.
The multi-talented Bachelor of Music student comes to MI by way of Singapore having performed, studied and composed on the piano in a wide array of musical genres including: classical, jazz, rock, soul and funk as well as being in possession of solid vocal skills.
Renhui explains that she chose to study at Musicians Institute because “MI has a really open environment that encourages creation and collaboration. Also, if you set your heart out to do anything, the teachers in MI will be sure to help you achieve it. I came to this school knowing very little about jazz, and I would say (in all honesty) that my teachers here have set the very foundation of my playing and philosophy towards life and music. I am very grateful for them”.
During her studies, she plans a continued focus on “developing my musicality as both an instrumentalist, and composer/arranger”.
After MI, Renhui’s career aspirations are to “be a versatile musician who can play, compose and arrange; work and collaborate with musicians and creatives all over the world and produce good work that will impact people and the community in positive ways”.
Everyone at MI congratulates Renhui on this achievement. We look forward to seeing her reach her full potential while at MI. Special thanks to Rich Buchanan and James Chesser on behalf of the Stanley Clarke Scholarship Foundation; who generously funded this scholarship to honor the exceptional talents and artistic career of the legendary George Duke. The scholarship provides talented students like Renhui with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.
“You make a living from what you get, you make a life from what you give.” – Quincy Jones
The inaugural President’s Award Guitar Scholarship has been awarded to Musicians Institute Guitar Program student: George Kester. The Cape Girardeau, Missouri native earned the prestigious award with a strong demonstration of his specialized musical skills in the Metal genre.
Describing his reasons for coming to MI, George states, “I hope to become a more versatile musician and focus my journey to mastering the guitar. I chose MI because of the location and the opportunity to connect and meet with all different kinds of people and musicians.”
He sees his education as an important key to achieving his career goals of being able to “I want be a touring artist, but my primary goal is to make a living playing music.”
Everyone at MI would like to congratulate George on winning this prestigious award.
Special thanks to MI’s longtime owner Histake Shibuya for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like George with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.
Guitarist Ben Levin is the winner of the second annual Bachelor of Music in Composition Scholarship at Musicians Institute. The newly enrolling Bachelor’s Degree in Composition Program student comes to MI by way of Alma Ata, Kazakhstan (USSR) and Israel having performed and composed music in a wide array of genres including: Rock/Fusion, Pop, Blues/Country, Jazz, Classical, Experimental, and Electronic music. Ben has been composing, editing and recording music for the past 12 years.
Upon learning about his award, Ben explains that he chose to study at MI because “MI is the best and the most practical school in the Los Angeles area, and it’s where I can earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition. I hope to bring honor and excellence to MI during my time here. ”
During his studies, he plans to focus on “taking my composing, editing, arranging, mixing, mastering , and musical idea implementation skills to the next level. I hope to learn how to be a leader and a unique composer that writes music that stands out from the rest.”
After MI, Ben’s career aspirations are to “compose music until the last day of my life. To be able to support myself financially with music, and write at least one composition that will change the world. I also want to produce and release an album.” He adds, “I want to work at the studio as a Studio Engineer, Producer, and Composer and to be involved at the music process on all levels.”
Everyone at MI congratulates Ben on this achievement, which marks a great beginning to his studies. We look forward to seeing him reach his full potential while at MI.
Special thanks to The Musicians Foundation for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like Ben with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.